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lenins return and growth of Bolshevik support: when did lenin return to Russia from Switzerland

3 april 1917

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lenins return and growth of Bolshevik support: why was lenin helped by germans

they expected him to seize power and make peace

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lenins return and growth of Bolshevik support: lenins return and growth of Bolshevik support: where were april theses published

Pravda`

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lenins return and growth of Bolshevik support: what did april theses demand

-power transferred to soviets
-war brought to an immediate end
-all land taken over by state and reallocated to peasants by local soviets

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lenins return and growth of Bolshevik support: what have april theses been summed up as

demand for peace bread and land

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lenins return and growth of Bolshevik support: what did 'all power to soviets mean'

lenin stressed a policy of non cooperation with PG

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lenins return and growth of Bolshevik support: why did lenin want all power to soviets

he argued that Russian middle class was too weak to carry through a full bourgeois revolution and that to allow the middle classes to continue in power was to hold inevitable proletarian revolution back

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lenins return and growth of Bolshevik support: what did some Bolsheviks fear

that lenin had grown out of touch and that his radical proposals would do more harm than good

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lenins return and growth of Bolshevik support: what allegations were there about lenin

that he was in the pay of the germans

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lenins return and growth of Bolshevik support: what did the mensheviks fear about lenin

that he would undermine what they had been doing and by stirring up discontent would provoke a right wing reaction

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lenins return and growth of Bolshevik support: why did some think lenins call to oppose PG was unrealistic

Bolsheviks had only 26000 members and were still in minority among socialists

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lenins return and growth of Bolshevik support: why were Bolsheviks divided amongst themselves

over whether to cooperate with PG or not

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lenins return and growth of Bolshevik support: what did lenin claim credit for in his speeches that gradually built up support for him

claimed credit for what was already happening, not least peasants seizure of land

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lenins return and growth of Bolshevik support: how had lenin won over majority of central committee of Bolshevik party by end of april

by sheer force of personality

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lenins return and growth of Bolshevik support: why did winning wider support require more persistence

when first all Russian congress of sovviets met in Petrograd on 3 june it passed a cote of confidence In PG

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lenins return and growth of Bolshevik support: why did lenin win a key adherence at beginning of july

when Trotsky decided to throw his full weight behind Bolshevik cause

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lenins return and growth of Bolshevik support: kerenskys determination to do what played into Bolshevik hands

continue the war

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lenins return and growth of Bolshevik support: what threatened to undermine some of Bolsheviks good work

frustrations and disappointments of workers, soldiers and sailors that boiled over in unctontolled rioting in Petrograd during july days

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lenins return and growth of Bolshevik support: why were warrants for the arrest of Bolsheviks issued

blamed for stirring up troubles in july days

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lenins return and growth of Bolshevik support: how did soviet newspaper Izvestia denounce role of Bolsheviks over july days

claimed lenin was working in pay of germans and against russias best interests

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lenins return and growth of Bolshevik support: what happened to Bolshevik propaganda and Pravda following july days

propaganda burned and Pravda offices closed

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lenins return and growth of Bolshevik support: why did lenins reputation fall after july days

for fleeing rather than leading

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lenins return and growth of Bolshevik support: why did it seem Bolshevik moment had passed on 8 july

Kerensky replaced prince Lvov as PM

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lenins return and growth of Bolshevik support: why was Bolsheviks cause saved by kornilov affair

Bolsheviks released from gaols and soldiers, sailors and workers again took to streets

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lenins return and growth of Bolshevik support: what did Bolsheviks organise when given arms by PG during kornilov affair

seized opportunity to organise bands of workers commanded by their red guards

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lenins return and growth of Bolshevik support: what were Bolsheviks able to bask in reputation of after Kornilov affair

being the only group to have opposed kornilov consistently

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lenins return and growth of Bolshevik support: what were Bolsheviks elected in increasing numbers to

soviets throughout urban Moscow and in duma elections in moscow

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lenins return and growth of Bolshevik support: what did Bolshevik support increase by between june and december

164%

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lenins return and growth of Bolshevik support: Bolshevik membership feb-oct

feb- 23000
oct- 200000

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lenins return and growth of Bolshevik support: what placed them in a powerful position by September

Bolsheviks won a majority in elections were held to Petrograd soviet and had control of Moscow soviet